Monday 2 December 2013

December Newsletter

 Important Dates for Your Diary

 8th December – the C walk will be the Turkey Trot walk in aid of Youghal Cancer Centre. It leaves from the Marine Bar in Pulla, Dungarvan, at 11am and 12pm.

21st December – Christmas party night in the Tennis Club, starting at 7.30. Tickets cost €25 each and are available from members of the Committee.

22nd December – Mulled Wine Walk in Ardmore, leaving the Park Hotel at 2pm.

 Coumshingaun Sunday 17 November – What a Walk!

 Ten walkers turned up for the B walk on Sunday 17th November , with an even gender balance. We left Kilclooney car park at 10.30 and headed towards Coumshingaun, but swung south at the corner of the wood. After a gentle climb, we meandered south for 2 km before the real ascent began. We followed a stream which took us to the highest point of the Comeraghs at 792m, Fauscoum. We then headed for the top of scenic Coumshingaun for a short lunch break.

 Firing on all cylinders again, we went on to Boola Cairn, then Crotty’s Rock for a short discussion on highwayman William Crotty (1712-’42), Then it was time to head for Kilclooney Wood again, but we had to find the most suitable place to cross the Uisce Solas stream:

 At Coumsinge├ín Lake, we ran into the 30-person strong group of C walkers. The walk lasted four 40 minutes, with nearly four hours spent walking the 13.5km and the 670m ascent. Leader Noel was very heartened to have such a big group to enjoy perfect walking conditions.

Noel Brennan 

B walk report.  Greenane.  27th October.

Three hardy souls gathered at 09:00 to travel to Kings Yard in the Galtys for what promised to be a day of atrocious weather.  As it turned out it wasn’t as bad as forecast, although very windy we stayed reasonably dry.

The intention was not to go to the highest points of Galtymore/Galtybeg but to go across to Greenane at 802m.  We nearly made it, but time and wind was against us, so we had lunch at the cairn in the col and headed back.

The highlights of the walk included the ruins of old farm houses above the Attychraan river valley, the water falls where three rivers meet in-between Knockeenatoung and Knockduff, a tranquil spot overlooked by Galtymore. We also located the memorial stone for the air crash located just off the locally known Black Road.

Richard Dykes

 Thursday Walk, 21st November

The Thursday walkers took to the hills north of Mount Stuart on 21st November, for an enjoyable two-hour walk led by John Browne. As is their wont, they enjoyed a sumptuous tea in the yard of Mount Stuart Church. The walk was cut short due to the dark winter evenings, but was a relaxing ramble through Coillte forests. Information kindly supplied by Elizabeth Twohig.
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B & C Walkers at Coumshingaun. 21st November

21st November Thursday Walk
Mount Stewart